Dr. Brian Underdown joined the Naegis Board in June of 2016 bringing over 30 years of investment, academic leadership and operational experience in the biopharmaceutical sector. He has been directly involved in the growth of over a dozen successful North American life sciences companies. Brian worked at Lumira Capital as Managing Director and Venture Partner from 1997 to 2016. Prior to Lumira he was assistant vice president research Pasteur Merieux Connaught (PMC, now Sanofi Pasteur) from 1994 to 1997, where he was responsible for the Canadian Universities Research program and several global vaccine development programs. During his academic career, Brian was Associate Dean of Research at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine and at the Faculty of Health Sciences as McMaster University. He has published over 95 articles and reviews in immunology and is recipient of 5 issued patents.